The iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive iPhone ever, while the iPhone 8 is its more affordable high-end offering. The 8 might lack some of the super high-tech features the X has, but it’s still a fantastic phone you’ll want to protect with a solid case, especially since it has glass on both its front and back.
Because of the iPhone’s worldwide popularity, you have plenty of options when it comes to iPhone 8 case models and manufacturers.
With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones are top-quality and will meet your needs best.
To help you out, we’ve created a list, in no particular order, of the 20 best iPhone 8 cases.
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20 best iPhone 8 cases
The Mous brand is all about bringing users cases that are super durable and yet look good while they’re doing such a good job at protecting your device. The case is made from Mous’ AiroShock tech, which is comprised of tiny air pockets that act as springs. So if you drop your phone, it’ll lessen the impact of the fall. Another reason we love this case is it only adds 3.3mm to your iPhone, which makes it one of the slimmest on the market.
If you’re looking for a multi-purpose case that doubles up as a wallet, this great-looking option from Snakehive is your best bet. The inner part of the case is made from a soft and smooth leather to keep your phone, and its screen, protected. Whereas the outside is made from a velvety soft, matte nubuck leather. It comes in a range of super stylish colours, from simple back through to mossy green.
The Lumee Duo Marble LED Case isn’t just any old case, it comes with lights at both the front and the rear so you can take the perfect photo in any lighting conditions. Although let’s face it, most of us will use it for selfies. Despite its built-in lights, it’s a slim and minimal case that comes in a range of colours and styles. But we think the marble version looks particularly Instagram-friendly.
Caseology’s Apex case makes the most out of minimalistic design.
The case is thin, so it won’t take up too much room in your pocket, but also provides a decent amount of protection should you drop your phone.
Its no-slip grip helps keep the phone in your hand while complementing the case’s clean geometric design.
If you want to look your best, and you want your phone to as well, you’ll love Case-Mate’s Compact Mirror case.
The flap on the back of the case, which stays secure via a magnetic tab, serves as a place to store both cards and cash. Open it up, and you’ll find the compact built-in mirror. It’s also stylish and comes in black, rose gold and iridescent.
Though this case does offer some protection, that’s not its main focus.
The Tech 21 Evo Check Evoke Edition is both stylish and tough. It will protect your phone from drops of up to 10 feet.
Though this case incorporates three layers of protection, Tech 21 still managed to make it relatively thin and lightweight. It comes in either clear with a blue floral or a see-through pink with red flowers.
Both designs show off your phone’s natural beauty while adding a splash of colour.
Incipio’s Stashback Dockable Credit Card Case lets you use your case as a wallet as well as protection for your device.
It features an inconspicuous compartment on the back of the case that can hold as many as three bank cards or cash.
It’s been drop-tested at seven feet. It’s also relatively thin and has a soft-touch coating that makes it comfy to hold.
The perfect case for minimalists who are looking for something just that little bit different, the Esquire Series from Incipio has a cotton chambray fabric finish that feels more luxurious than standard plastic or silicone. It’s got a polycarbonate core so will protect against everyday bumps and scratches while still maintaining a sleek profile.
Otterbox is synonymous with super durable cases and this one in the Symmetry Series is no exception. It comprises of a dual material construction, making it able to better withstand bumps and shocks, and its raised, bevelled edges will keep your screen scratch-free. It comes in a range of colours, from simple black to candy pink, and there’s an option to get a folio version to keep your cards safe.
This simple, clear case from Spigen may look barely there but it boasts a TPU bumper for grip and protection against slips, raised lips on the edges to keep your screen safe, as well as Spigen’s air cushioning technology on the corners to minimise damage. Unlike some clear cases on the market, it promises not to turn a nasty yellow share after you’ve used it for a few months.
The X-Doria Defense Shield is designed for serious protection. It protected phones at 10-foot drops onto concrete and is made of polycarbonate, rubber and an anodised aluminium frame, which helps keeps bulk down while still maximising durability.
While it focuses on protection, it also amplifies and directs your phone’s bottom speaker forward, and has a clear polycarbonate that doesn’t hide your phone from view.
The Speck Presidio Grip iPhone 8 is, as its name implies, serious about keeping you from dropping your iPhone.
Its no-slip grip is its main claim to fame, but if you do drop your phone, it will also protect it from falls of up to 10 feet. It also features a raised edge to protect your screen and a scratch-resistant finish.
If you want an exceptionally classy case for your iPhone 8, take a look at what Edward Field has to offer.
This case is made in the U.S. from 100 percent full-grain Italian leather, and comes in black or brown. It also functions as a full wallet, with plenty of room for cards and cash.
While it will offer some protection for your device, style is its main selling point.
This Plyo case from UAG is the best of both worlds. It’s clear, minimal and makes the most of the iPhone 8’s great-looking design and yet provides ultimate protection where your new smartphone needs it the most. It also meets military drop test standards, meaning it’ll provide increased shock protection for most drops and falls.
If you really have to cover your nice new iPhone 8 up with a case (you really do), then opt for this one from Spigen, which combines a sleek gunmetal design round the edges with textures, herringbone on the back. It boasts dual-layered protection with a shock-absorbing TPU case with a polycarbonate bumper.
Usually wallet cases are a folio style or look really bulky, but this design from Silk pares down its wallet providing you with enough space for your most important three cards - and a bit of room for cash too, if you still carry it. It’s wireless charging compatible and has cushioned corners to minimise the damage if you drop it.
If you’re a really big Apple fan or just want a simple, no-frills case, opt for Apple’s own iPhone 8 Silicone Case.
Since Apple designed it, it will fit perfectly on your device and allow for full functionality while it’s on.
It protects your phone both inside and out with a soft-touch silicone exterior that’s comfortable to hold and a microfiber lining on the inside. It comes in a variety of colours, including ultraviolet, cobalt blue, dark olive, rose red and white.
Greenwich’s Chrono Folio case is both stylish and exceptionally strong. According to Greenwich, it’s so tough it can stop a shotgun blast.
The case is made from fine, soft-feeling leather over a carbon fibre lining. It’s thin and light, but also offers supreme protection.
It also has a hidden magnetic plate you can use to easily attach your phone on your car’s air vent mount.
As the name of the case suggests, Urban Armor Gear focused on toughness and keeping it lightweight with this case.
It has a tough outer shell, a soft core to resist impact, skid pads and a raised edge to protect your screen, which help it meet military drop-test standards.
Even with all this protection, though, this case is simple enough to avoid any unnecessary weight.
One of the best brands on the market for durable cases, Lifeproof has brought out the Fre Series for the iPhone 8, which comes with built-in screen protection, an anti-reflective glass camera lens cover and front-facing sound ports. This is so your iPhone 8 is protected against water, snow, dust and drops without compromising on any of its great features.